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Why device data is crucial for successful 5G rollout and optimisation

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Ibtissam Hajjar, VP of Products at Invigo, and Walid Badaoui, VP, Technical, at Invigo, highlight how important device data is for operators managing their 5G networks, and the central role GSMA Device Database can play. As 5G rolls out, operators need to know how to ...

IMS parameter settings to reduce to ease VoLTE testing logjam for OEMs and MNOs

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IMS Profile #6 (P#6) and Profile #4 (P#4) Win Out The promotion of P#6 and P#4 promotes commonality between devices and networks and reduces the testing overhead for both networks and devices by reducing the optionality in the IMS parameter settings. In addition, it is ...

GSMA Announces First eSIM Security Certification

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STMicroelectronics’ latest M2M product certified by the GSMA’s eUICC Security Assurance scheme   19 July 2022, London: The GSMA has announced the first certification of its eUICC Security Assurance scheme (eSA) for M2M, awarded to STMicroelectronics, a global ...

How blockchain can speed up inter-operator settlement

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GSMA’s Director of Blockchain and Roaming explains how blockchain can make inter-operator roaming settlement faster – reducing settlement calculation to one-thirtieth of its time Shamit Bhat also talks about how operators who are investing in blockchain, expect the ...

How Deutsche Telekom is ready to ride the eSIM wave

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German Mobile Network Operator, Deutsche Telekom (DT), has long been a leading exponent of embedded SIM (eSIM) technology. Running mobile operations in more than a dozen countries, the multinational operator is increasingly prioritising eSIM. “What we have done is to ...

How blockchain can unlock new monetisation opportunities for your telco business.

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Utsav Burman, Vodafone, Monique J. Morrow, Syniverse, and Shamit Bhat, GSMA, outline blockchain’s key role in the digital transformation of our industry. Distributed Ledger Technology (more commonly called blockchain) can give the telco industry its most exciting business ...

The first North American MNO to pass VoLTE interoperability test

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Congratulations to Evolve Cellular. Now their customers will have the best experience possible when voice calling on their 4G network. Since they are the first North American mobile network operator to complete and pass GSMA Interoperability Testing’s VoLTE network test. The ...

Multinational MVNO passes VoLTE interoperability test

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Truphone Limited has become the first MVNO to complete and pass five GSMA Interoperability Testing VoLTE roaming tests. This means that they have successfully demonstrated their VoLTE capabilities within Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Hong Kong and Portugal with a ...

How eSIMs play a key part in mobile digitisation – insights from market leader, G+D

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Digitisation is at the forefront of most mobile sectors, and the SIM industry is no different. The need to save space and money, as well as increasing sustainability along the supply chain, has led to the rise of the embedded SIM (eSIM) as a viable alternative to the ...

How blockchain is streamlining roaming contract agreements for the 5G and IoT era

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As operators around the world launch 5G and IoT, their roaming departments face complex challenges. Since these technologies require multiple new agreements with existing and new roaming partners. Still, there is a smart way to deal with all this. Here, Shamit Bhat, GSMA’s ...

European operator passes Interoperability Test

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Gibtelecom has become the first mobile network operator to complete and pass GSMA’s Interoperability Testing’s VoLTE network test. This means that they have successfully demonstrated that their type 1 VoLTE network with a voice 2 network group service profile, is compatible ...

In Mobile World Live: GSMA urges cooperation to fight robocalls

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LIVE FROM MWC21 LOS ANGELES: Robocalls were a primary focus of the GSMA Fraud Summit hosted by GSMA North America head of technology Carlos Bosch. Bosch highlighted the financial toll of robocalls, noting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates these cost US ...

In Mobile World Live: Enhancing customer eSIM journeys with discovery services

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With eSIM subscriptions set to become the standard in the coming years, telecom operators are increasingly looking to ease users towards a complete digital journey. A central part of this process is the use of Root Discovery Services to allow one click subscription ...

Your guide to accelerating VoLTE Roaming, and its importance to your business

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This blog post was written by Wayne Cutler, Interoperability Solutions Director (Networks) and Product Manager for the GSMA Interoperability Testing Service. With the advent of 5G, there is an industry need to re-farm existing 2G/3G spectrum for new 5G services. This can ...

How Blockchain is evolving wholesale roaming processes

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What is it, and what difference can it make to your business? Blog author, Shamit Bhat, is our Interoperability Solutions Director and wholesale roaming and blockchain expert, responsible for GSMA Blockchain Network and Roaming Services. Today’s operators face contracting ...

The GSMA Fraud Intelligence Service now includes SMS Fraud flags

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International SMS Fraud is a significant challenge for operators, and so to have a single secure place where details of these incidents can be shared, is useful if SMS is to continue to be seen as an important, and reliable service for enterprise messaging. Now mobile ...

New VoLTE tests will boost confidence in VoLTE compatibility

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While VoLTE is now widespread and commonly deployed, a significant majority of mobile network operators are yet to launch it, and VoLTE roaming lags behind further still. At the time of writing, there are 717 LTE networks launched globally across 230 markets. Of those LTE ...

In Mobile World Live: eSIM and digital identity: insights from IDEMIA exec Matthew Cole

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PARTNER FEATURE: eSIM technology came into its own during 2020, with Apple, Google, Huawei, Motorola and Samsung all launching 5G phones with eSIM capability. Overall, the number of eSIM devices commercially available for purchase reached 110 models at the end of 2020, ...

11 ways that mobile network operators pay for telecom fraud

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This guest blog post was written by our technology partner, RoamsysNext. Together we have created the first secure global platform for roaming and interconnect fraud, bringing key data feeds into one place, with simple tools for quick and smart analysis of fraud data. So ...

On Mobileum.com, Mobileum Partners with GSMA in launch of blockchain based telecom business network

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Blockchain solution automates and transforms the wholesale roaming clearing and settlement process CUPERTINO, CA – 1 July 2021 – Mobileum Inc. (“Mobileum”), a leading global provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, testing, ...


Blockchain & Roaming News

How blockchain can speed up inter-operator settlement

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GSMA’s Director of Blockchain and Roaming explains how blockchain can make inter-operator roaming settlement faster – reducing settlement calculation to one-thirtieth of its time Shamit Bhat also talks about how operators who are investing in blockchain, expect the ...

How blockchain can unlock new monetisation opportunities for your telco business.

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Utsav Burman, Vodafone, Monique J. Morrow, Syniverse, and Shamit Bhat, GSMA, outline blockchain’s key role in the digital transformation of our industry. Distributed Ledger Technology (more commonly called blockchain) can give the telco industry its most exciting business ...

How blockchain is streamlining roaming contract agreements for the 5G and IoT era

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As operators around the world launch 5G and IoT, their roaming departments face complex challenges. Since these technologies require multiple new agreements with existing and new roaming partners. Still, there is a smart way to deal with all this. Here, Shamit Bhat, GSMA’s ...

How Blockchain is evolving wholesale roaming processes

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What is it, and what difference can it make to your business? Blog author, Shamit Bhat, is our Interoperability Solutions Director and wholesale roaming and blockchain expert, responsible for GSMA Blockchain Network and Roaming Services. Today’s operators face contracting ...

On Mobileum.com, Mobileum Partners with GSMA in launch of blockchain based telecom business network

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Blockchain solution automates and transforms the wholesale roaming clearing and settlement process CUPERTINO, CA – 1 July 2021 – Mobileum Inc. (“Mobileum”), a leading global provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, testing, ...

In Telecoms.com:
GSMA blockchain ready for roaming

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Mobile industry body the GSMA has announced that a private telecoms industry blockchain network designed to simplify wholesale roaming is ready for commercial use. The industry body has been working alongside half a dozen major international telecoms operators to research ...

Global Mobile Operators and GSMA Team up to Build Blockchain to Transform Back-Office Roaming

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Introducing GSMA eBusiness Network, a blockchain solution developed by GSMA which aims to automate the complex business processes for wholesale roaming, ensuring readiness in the 5G and IoT era 28 June 2021, London: GSMA today declares commercial readiness of the “GSMA ...